Haven Church Bulletin – August 26, 2012

GATHERING

GREETING AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRELUDE                                                                                          Robert Reese

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high?

People: Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old?

Leader: Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil?

People: Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?

Leader: He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you?

All: To do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with our God.

 

* HYMN             “Rise Up Ye Saints of God”                                  UMH #576

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison

Almighty Father; we enter your presence confessing the things we try to conceal from you and the things we try to conceal from others. We confess the heartbreak, worry, and sorrow we have caused, that make it difficult for others

to forgive us, the times we have made it easy for others to do wrong, the harm we have done that makes it hard for us to forgive ourselves. Lord have mercy and forgive us through Christ. Amen.

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

Solo                 “It Is No Secret”                                                         Robert Reese

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                       1 Kings 8:1, 6, 10-11, 22-30, 43-43

*HYMN “We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder”                                  UMH #418

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER

Glorious God, we like to practice random acts of kindness.  Your Word even confirms that we further your kingdom when we show kindness and compassion to another person.  We pray that Jesus’ life and teaching may be our example for sharing intentionally our talents, prayers, time, and offerings.   We humbly give this offering as an expression of our faith.  Amen. 

 

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE            Joys And Concerns

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                                          John 6:56-69

THE MESSAGE                                                                                Michael Keffer

*HYMN      “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus”                                                UMH #514

 

SENDING FORTH

*CIRCLE SONG:     “He Lives”                                                       UMH #310

He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today! He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way. He lives, He lives, salvation to impart! You ask me how I know He lives! He lives within my heart.

 

*BLESSING (Go in peace to love and serve your neighbor)

GATHERING

 

GREETING AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRELUDE                                                                                          Robert Reese

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high?

People: Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old?

Leader: Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil?

People: Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?

Leader: He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you?

All: To do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with our God.

 

* HYMN             “Rise Up Ye Saints of God”                                  UMH #576

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison

Almighty Father; we enter your presence confessing the things we try to conceal from you and the things we try to conceal from others. We confess the heartbreak, worry, and sorrow we have caused, that make it difficult for others

to forgive us, the times we have made it easy for others to do wrong, the harm we have done that makes it hard for us to forgive ourselves. Lord have mercy and forgive us through Christ. Amen.

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

Solo                 “It Is No Secret”                                                         Robert Reese

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                       1 Kings 8:1, 6, 10-11, 22-30, 43-43

 *HYMN “We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder”                                  UMH #418

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

 

OFFERTORY PRAYER

Glorious God, we like to practice random acts of kindness.  Your Word even confirms that we further your kingdom when we show kindness and compassion to another person.  We pray that Jesus’ life and teaching may be our example for sharing intentionally our talents, prayers, time, and offerings.   We humbly give this offering as an expression of our faith.  Amen. 

 

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE            Joys And Concerns

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

 

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

 

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION

 

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                                          John 6:56-69                  

THE MESSAGE                                                                                Michael Keffer

    

*HYMN      “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus”                                                UMH #514

 

SENDING FORTH

 

*CIRCLE SONG:     “He Lives”                                                       UMH #310

He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today! He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way. He lives, He lives, salvation to impart! You ask me how I know He lives! He lives within my heart.

 

*BLESSING (Go in peace to love and serve your neighbor)

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